Obama: Release Mothers at Berks Family Prison Now!
Take Action: Demand President Obama release the mothers of berks!
1. Sign the petition
2. Make a call to DHS @ 202-732-3000
"Hi, I was calling to ask why the Obama administration is still pursuing a strategy of deterrance against Central American families fleeing violence in the Northern Triangle? These families need protection, not further violence against them by our government. I ask that the mothers at Berks be immediately released, a year in detention is too long for anyone, let along children as young as 2!"
Since August 8th the mothers at the Berks Family Immigration Prison in Pennsylvania have been on a hunger strike. This drastic action was taken after nearly a year jailed, without an opportunity to pursue their asylum cases in the United States. These mothers took action not for themselves, but for their kids who are suferring while locked up inside. One child, only 2 years of age, has now spent half of his life living in a cell in Berks.
Please take action by signing this petition and calling DHS demanding the immediate release of the Berks families.